Changing Lives. Changing the World.


Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts
that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance. 

As Christ-followers we care for one another, our communities, and the world. While we are staying home and staying safe, we are continuing to worship, connect, and care. Scroll down to see our various options for worshiping with us. Our Sunday worship services are live-streamed and archived. Outdoor worship will continue throughout October and starting November 1, we will be offering indoor worship. Journey Groups (adult small groups) are continuing to meet and new ones are forming. Youth and Young Adults are meeting online and faith formation resources are being provided for children and families. In addition, Amplify Media is now available, providing members and friends access to digital faith formation resources for all ages.

Livestream Service Times

Worship in the Sanctuary – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Worship in the Christian Life Center – 9:30 a.m. Sunday

Berkley First Worship – 10:00 Sunday

9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary or Christian Life Center

Starting November 1

We are excited to offer indoor worship beginning November 1. We have plans in place to make this a meaningful and safe experience for all who attend. We look forward to welcoming you to worship!

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on the Front Lawn

Grab your lawn chair and mask and join us on the front lawn at Birmingham First for our weekly outdoor worship service. There will be music, an inspiring message, and more! 

Weather AlertA notice will be posted on the church website on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. if the service will be canceled due to the weather.

Join us for an online coffee hour after worship on Sundays

Click Here to join at 10 a.m. on Sunday

Meeting ID: 891 8509 4691
Passcode: 396411


The State of Michigan is taking a phased approach (called the MI Safe Start Plan) to reopening as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Our Birmingham and Berkley First COVID-19 Response Team…. 

Pumpkins Patch

October 11 – 31

One THOUSAND pumpkins! That’s right, approximately 1,000 pumpkins, that’s half of an 18-wheeler worth of pumpkins, will be delivered to our front lawn on Saturday morning, October 10! With your help, Birmingham First’s front lawn will become the greatest Pumpkin Patch Birmingham has ever seen. Our Pumpkin Patch will open for business after worship on Sunday, October 11, and will be open for 8 hours a day from then through Halloween.

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Scarecrows on Parade Contest

October 11 – 31

Create and submit your scarecrow for our “Scarecrows on Parade” contest.

Entries will be accepted October 11-17 on the Birmingham First Lawn. The contest is open to all ages. Participants can be individuals, families, clubs, and groups of friends, youth groups, service organizations and businesses. 


Rules and Info

Community Halloween Fun in the Patch

October 24

All are welcome! Fun Activities for all ages. Costume parade, trick-or-treating, storybook time, Halloweenie roast and the winners of the Scarecrow Parade Contest will be announced! We will finish the evening with two movies on the lawn, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Times and Information

Family Fun Pumpkin Carving at Berkley First

October 25

Family Fun-Pumpkin Carving Event October 25, 3:00 p.m. Socially Distanced on the lawn at Berkley First. Purchase a Pumpkin ahead of time at the Pumpkin Patch at Birmingham First. Then come to Berkley First October 25, to carve your pumpkin. Families will be Socially Distanced at their own carving station on the lawn of Berkley First. Sign up for a spot by emailing Julie White our Children’s Ministry Coordinator. Some tools will be available. Adult supervision is required.

We invite you to participate in our small groups that are meeting online. 

You can now submit prayer requests online. We also offer many devotion resources.

We provide parent resources, Sunday School, and Preschool to 5th-grade worship.

Do you need help? Are you available to help? Let us know how you would like to help.

Support UMCOR in their Disaster Response

UMCOR and its partners are responding to disasters in the United States every day. Please join us in prayer for the affected areas and consider giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response to support these efforts. Currently, UMCOR is responding to many disasters including…..

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What's New

Feasting on Thanks – A Conversation with Diana Butler Bass

You are invited to join a conversation with Diana Butler Bass, award-winning author of Grateful, the Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. Diana will be joining us twice, on Saturday morning November 21 at 10:00 a.m. and on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Both conversations will be virtual and last about ninety minutes.  In each conversation, Diana will...
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Practicing Gratitude

Join us as we focus on strengthening our spiritual practice of gratitude in November so that it may become a habit, a way of life, and a way of growing closer to God.  
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Being Grateful in Difficult Times – An Online Journey

You are invited to participate in a free online course “Being Grateful in Difficult Times.” Diana Butler Bass, the award-winning author of multiple books, including her award-winning book Grateful, the Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, facilitates this course.   There are six units to the course, ranging from 20 to 30 minutes apiece. There is also a conversation corner,...
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Preschool Achatz Pie fundraiser

It is time for First Kids Preschool’s annual Achatz Pie Fundraiser! We are excited about our fundraiser—although it will look a little different this year. We are selling coupons that can be redeemed at Achatz Handmade Pie Company locations. Coupons will be available for fruit pies, cream pies, savory pies and soup. Order forms can...
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Hands4Detroit – Donations

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hands4Detroit will not be meeting in person this year.  Instead, they are responding to requests of The Methodist Children’s Home and Cass Community Social Services. Birmingham First can support Hands4Detroit this year by providing some of the things requested on the lists below. We can all be part of the...
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Indoor Worship

Indoor Worship Begins November 1, 2020 We are excited to offer indoor worship beginning November 1. We have plans in place to make this a meaningful and safe experience for all who attend. We look forward to welcoming you to worship! Birmingham Campus 9:30 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary with overflow simulcast in Fellowship Hall...
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Help Feed A Brightmoor Family

Your generous donation of time and resources will help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food to families in the Brightmoor Community, served through the Free Store at Redford Brightmoor Initiative. Donation options include: A $20 donation will provide a Turkey for Thanksgiving. A $35 donation will provide an entire meal which includes a turkey, a pie,...
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Community Halloween Fun in the Patch

Join us in the Patch for a day of fun! Starting with a “Children’s Parade with Trick or Treating” and ending with “Movies on the Lawn.”  
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Scarecrows on Parade Contest

Create and submit your scarecrow for our “Scarecrows on Parade” contest. Contest entries will be accepted until 7 p.m., October 21st. Bring your scarecrow and check-in at the Pumpkin Patch table for more information. Scarecrows can still be displayed after that date but will not qualify for the contest, but are welcome to scare away...
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